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Poster: kochman Date: Nov 5, 2008 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...

"And if you look throughtout this land, you will not see one tank or APC or brigade of soldiers marching around anywhere. "

Yeah, I am a bit concerned about Obama wanting to create a Civilian National Security Force... as if the FBI, DEA, ATF, etc aren't enough already? Jeez!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s

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Poster: Bumr50 Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...

For fun Google "Katimavik"
This is Obamas model.
Scary.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...

WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation's broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...

Totally on the NONPARTISIAN front, can you believe how much folks age in this job? Duh, you say, but it is striking looking at George from beginning to end, or at Nixon or LBJ...

Anyway, good one my friend (see, I am reaching across the isle).

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 5, 2008 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

"Might As Well"
Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia

Great North Special, were you on board?
You can't find a ride like that no more
Night the chariot swung down low
Ninety nine children had a chance to go

One long party from front to end
Tune to the whistle going round the bend
No big hurry, what do you say?
Might as well travel the elegant way


Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well


Ragtime solid for twenty five miles
then slip over to the Cajun style
Bar car loaded with rhythm and blues
Rock and roll wailing in the old caboose


Long train running from coast to coast
bringing long the party where they need it the most
Whup on the boxcar, beat on the bell
Nothing else shaking so you might just as well


Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well


Never had such a good time
in my life before
I'd like to have it one time more
One good ride from start to end
I'd like to take that ride again
Again


Run out of track and I caught the plane
Back in the county with the blues again
Great North Special been on my mind
Might like to ride it just one more time


Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well
Might as well, might as well


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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

Well, I needed that (you are aware, are you not, that my allies--BD? Rob?--deserted me and I am single handedly fighting World War 2 all over again below, and Mr KMan even has recruited to his axis of evil forces aligned against me in this historic struggle...?).

This post was modified by William Tell on 2008-11-05 17:14:11

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

I'm here, Master Tell. Just getting out from under a working day I'm glad to see the end of. I've been dropping by from time to time during the day and I must say that you've been doing a fine job of holding the line single handed. I'm happy to leave the marshalling of the facts to you. My major beef with kochman was his patronising and il-informed dismissal of any contribution the rest of the world (in particular for some reason we Brits) might have made, but I have enough headache-inducing crap to contend with without butting heads with that bozo any longer. (I will admit my typing fingers itched to respond earlier today.)

Just caught a post-election round-up on tv. They were playing Hornsby's The Way It Is underneath it. I can't quite decide if the program editors were making a subtle comment on events or just picked it because it's a nice tune. Or maybe I should stop trying to find meaning where there is none.

Anyway, I'm off to the kitchen to do some cooking with 05-15-70 for company - I think it's just what I need right now. Catch you later, old friend.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

Good day rob -

Some of the recent postings have yanked me out of lurkdom. Don't sweat kochman too much. It takes some conservatives a bit longer to lick their wounds and get over last night's election results. Shoot, I had to wade through about 30 posts in here this morning before I had to laugh it off and stop pouting.

BTW - 9/18/70 going here in Virginia. Epic Other One IMO.

Be well.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

Well if ya'd take the doggone apple off your melon, maybe the axis of evil would stop shooting at you.

Oops, wait. Weren't you the guy doing the shooting? Or was that Robin Hood?

If you are from the Canton of Uri I am most suspicious of your true intent.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 5, 2008 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

That's OK, I got your back . . .I know nothing of history and WWII except I did read a fine book by my pals Uncle who used his fathers notes to put together the story of how his dad ran one of the craft that landed troops at 'the beach' on d-day. It is pretty interesting to get such a close (second hand?) accounting of one persons veiw/experience of that action.

I suppose I should read more historical stuff.

Might as Well!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2008 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

If you want to read something that will take a long while, but with only a little effort (it can be dense) and with the reward of learning a huge amount about the world we live in today and all the antecedents of its structure politically (at least via European influences), "Munich: the Price of Peace" is a must read. You will learn much of the importance of WWI, the 20s, the 30s, and even beyond.

Having read literally 100s of books on 1850 to 1970, it was perhaps the most thorough in revealing so much of the political, cultural and other influences on why we had WWII, and the major players involved.

Riveting.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

I've mentioned this before, but well worth your time:

http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/09/03/specials/johnson-modern.html?_r=1&;oref=slogin [Paul Johnson: Modern Times]

I'm about 2/3rd through a current re-read. Also, did you ever read Daniel Yergin's "The Prize"? - all about history of oil and it's role in war, politics, etc. throughout last century until now (depending on his most recent addition). Fascinating book.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...Might as Well

Throw the following into you book bag as well:

Financial Armageddon
Twilight in the Desert
The Fourth Turning
Peak Oil
When The Oil Runs Out

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 5, 2008 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Well...

Bush aged 20 years plus in just 8, I noticed that myself. Clinton seemed to succumb to advanced aging himself. I imagine it might be a stressful job.